Talking with “The Fighter” director David O. Russell, Empire asked the helmer about adapting the video game “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” and in the process learned about who is up for the female lead role.
In terms of the love interest character Elena, Russell says “Ah, Elena. I’ve cultivated her quite a bit and I think I’ve added a lot of dimension to her so that’s all I’m going to say. I love the woman characters and the more robust they are, the more robust the movie.”
When the interviewers suggested his ‘Fighter’ actress Amy Adams, Russell responded “Oh I would love that too, I love Amy. I also love Scarlett Johansson; there’s a lot of great actors I think might suit. Hopefully, we’ll see how it works out with everybody who are being scoped to do that role.'”
Asked what the status of the adaptation is at the moment, Russell says “The game is very cinematic; there’s no question about it. That’s what I’m working on real hard and I’m writing it as we speak and I’m really excited to make it. I’d love Mark to be in it, I’d love Bob De Niro to be in it; I love the idea of growing them into a cinematic family; I think that’s a really cool idea, but… I guess you’ll have to wait until you see the script.”